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February 18, 2021

Essex County Man Admits Role in $23 Million Identity Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachel A. Honig announced a Newark today man admitted his role in a large international money laundering conspiracy and to using a stolen identity in furtherance of the scheme.

February 17, 2021

KC man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy, faces 10 years in prison

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Camden County, Missouri.

Stephen Joseph Sanchez, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Co-defendant Jo Marie Pollina, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.  pleaded guilty to the same charge on June 30, 2020.

February 17, 2021

DEA Rolls Out Operation Engage in Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska – Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths.  “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas.

February 17, 2021

Meth Conversion Lab Found in Vacant Bronx Apartment

NEW YORK CITY – A methamphetamine conversion lab was safely dismantled at 3204 Kingsbridge Ave., Apt. 6A, Bronx, NY by members U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and New York City Police Department.  Agents and officers arrested three individuals and seized approximately 22 pounds of methamphetamine, 45 grams of heroin, and 2,000 pills with the appearance of Percocet and oxycodone that will be tested as possible counterfeits.

February 17, 2021

Interpreter in Federal Criminal Investigation Charged with Disclosing Investigation and Court-Ordered Wiretap to Targeted Drug Dealer

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Liliana Moreno, a Spanish translator hired as a contractor by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a drug trafficking investigation, appeared today in United States District Court to face federal charges that she intentionally disclosed the investigation and its court-ordered wiretap to the investigation’s target, announced United States Attorney David L.

February 17, 2021

Omaha Division Diversion Group Creates Awareness in Communities

OMAHA, Neb., – Last week, the Omaha Division Diversion Group engaged local registrants through virtual presentations on topics including Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) guidance during civil unrest and regulations as they apply to veterinary clinics.

February 12, 2021

Colorado Attorney General, DEA Task Force Dismantle Major Drug Trafficking Ring

DENVER – The Denver Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, Arvada Police Department, and the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, today announced the dismantling of an international drug trafficking ring and a related money laundering enterprise operating throughout Colorado.

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